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Under the Radar - A Survey of Afro-Cuban Music 


Afro-Cuban Religiosity, Revolution, And National Identity 


Eugène Godfried


Lazaro Ros
1925-2005


Oshogbo, Nigeria: dancer painted by Mendive, 10/05


General Antonio Maceo y Grajales


Ekpe Festival: Ebongo Masquarade, Calabar, Nigeria


Excilia Saldaña

[Pedro Perez-Sarduy]
Pedro Pérez Sarduy is teaching in the US, Fall '04



Garvey in Cuba, 7/04


Abakuá and Efiks


Marta Rojas, writer & journalist

[Teresa Cardenas]
Teresa Cardenas, poet & writer

Worldwide music tour schedules: Hear samples, buy CDs. See also Music in Cuba  

Pedro Perez-Sarduy reviews Ned Sublette's book, Cuba and its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo. Scroll down to reviews. 9/5

Quintín Bandera y su asesinato traicionero: preludio inevitable para la creacion del Partido Independiente de Color, Eugène Godfried, 9/05

The Investiture of Lady Elizabeth Ayo Eremie into the Ekoretonko Lodge, Calabar, Nigeria, 9/05

10th Annual Exploration in AfroCuban Dance & Drum, Humboldt State University, July 24 - 30th, 2005

Una criada en La Habana, de Pedro Perez - Sarduy, en La Jiribilla, 6/22/05 

Esperando a Júbilo, script fragment, 6/05 by Tomás Gonzalez Pérez. See also an extensive gallery of his paintings.

"Iré Habana," in Yoruba, stands for "blessing to Havana." It is also the name of a film/CD, 5/05

Cuban Abakuá delegation visits Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria in December '04, 4/05. Many photos tell the story.

Afro-Cuban Religiosity, Revolution, And National Identity by Christine Ayorinde, released 3/05.

Cubadisco 2005: 5/21-5/29, Havana. Los Muñequitos to play 5/22. Yoruba Andabo to Release Album in Cubadisco 2005, 5/25/05

The Summit Afro Cuban/African drum and dance workshop, May 19 - 23, 2005, The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada.

Tony Pérez to play in Boston - 5/20/05, One Night Only, Christ Church Cambridge Cuban Gala

Support the artists: get  Pello's sheet music for bata, Flor Amalia's script, and Gloria Rolando's films. This is legal trade that benefits these artists.

Eliades Ochoa / Afro Cuban All Stars: Europe, 5/05 - 8-05. See them at the Barbican, London, 5/11/05

Viaje a la tierra africana en busca de los origenes - Recorrido de Manuel Mendive por Africa 2005, 9/05 Michael Popoola Oluwaseun, un bailarin de Osogbo, Nigeria, pintado por Mendive, galeria de fotos, 2005

Raíces Habaneras to play at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Long Island City, on 5/7/05. 

Screening of Inventos: Hip Hop Cubanos, followed by panel discussion, Hunter College, New York City, 4/19/05

Noches Cubanas: Chico Alvarez, Gene Golden, Orlando "Puntilla" Rios, Candido, & others, New York City, 4/15/05

Afro-Cuban Religiosity, Revolution, And National Identity by Christine Ayorinde, just released 3/05

Ife-Ile Dance Company Presents Sixth Annual Baila USA Dance Festival 2005: 6/9/05 - 6/12/05, Miami

AFROCUBA: Works on Paper, 1968-2003 by Dr. Judith Bettleheim, San Francisco State. Features a number of our favorite artists.

Robin Moore reviews Afro-Cuban Voices: On Race and Identity in Contemporary Cuba, 3/05.

AfroCubaWeb reaches 144,000 visits /month in February '05, according to our site statistics. 

Lazaro Ros
, Cuba's greatest Yoruba singer, dies on 2/8/05

Race, Class and Culture: Research into the Cuban Experience
. Led by Cuban writer, poet and lecturer Pedro Pérez -Sarduy, Havana, May 21 to 28, 2005

Gloria Rolando videos available 3/05: Oggun - with Lazaro Ros, My Footsteps in Baraguá, and El Alacrán.

VIII INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON AFRICANISTICS IN THE CARIBBEAN Dedicated to the culture of the Yoruba. April 5th - April 9th 2005, Santiago de Cuba

III International Meeting  Of Popular And Formal Dances - The Universe Dances With Cuba , 9/26/05-10/2/05

The Summit Afro Cuban/African drum and dance workshop, May 19 - 23, 2005, The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada

Superb Cuban pianist finds happiness in Hub jazz scene, 1/12/05 - Boston Herald features Osmany Paredes

International Ekpe Festival, Calabar & Uyo, Nigeria: 12/13/04 - 12/18/04: Cuban Abakuá attended, great set of photos showing relationships between Calabar & Cuba

Superb Cuban pianist finds happiness in Hub jazz scene, 1/12/05 - Boston Herald features Osmany Paredes.

Havana Nights
show held over in Las Vegas until 1/11/05 Most of the cast defects.

AfroCubaWeb reaches 144,000 visits /month in February '05, according to our site statistics. 

"In the Vortex of the Cyclone": Selected Poems by Excilia Saldaña: A Bilingual Edition out with foreword by Nancy Morejón, 9/04

Afro-Cuban Religious Expressions, 12/2004, 2/2005, & 3/2005 Rare US based opportunity to learn in Cuba under a religious license

Under the Radar - A Survey of Afro-Cuban Music  premiered at the Chicago Latino Film Festival, 4/05, now out on DVD, 9/05

FolkCuba 7/05 - Classes with the internationally acclaimed Conjunto Foklorico Nacional de Cuba in Havana. See their new website.

 AfroCubaWeb reaches 130,000 visits/month in April '04, according to our site statistics. Among the top referrers are hip hop sites.

… social, intelectuar y chic ... Choco, Diago y Mendive en La Cita de Biarritz por Pedro Pérez Sarduy  11/2/03

ENTREVISTA CON EL PINTOR ROBERTO DIAGO en Biarritz, Francia  9/30/03  por Pedro Pérez Sarduy

Recorrido de Manuel Mendive por países de Africa, 9/9/03 Photo gallery added 9/26 and 10/5.

Film maker Gloria Rolando to visit US in Fall  '04 for premier of the English version of Roots of My Heart on the 1912 massacre of AfroCubans and Los Marqueses de Atarés on a carnival comparsa in Havana. 

We feature critiques of author and journalist Marta Rojas' two novels.

Extracts from Pedro Pérez Sarduy's novel Las Criadas de La Habana and other works, 10/02. See also In Living Memory - he remembers his great grandmother Sabue born in Africa.

Nicolás Guillén y el Modernismo Hispanoamericano by Keith Ellis, 10/02

El Tratamiento del Tema Negro en el Rap, Tomás Fernández Robaina, 8/02

Recent Trotter Group coverage of Gloria Rolando and her film on 1912, 6/02

Nancy Morejón wins Cuba's 2001 National Prize for Litterature, 2/02. We have her PALABRAS POR EL PREMIO NACIONAL DE LITERATURA

New Gloria Rolando - Images of the Caribbean documentary: "Los marqueses de Atarés" premieres in Havana, features the carnival comparsa and famed AfroCuban actor Alden Knight. 2/02

Poet and writer Teresa Cárdenas Angulo's poem, A Nice Day, 3/02

Con Natalia Bolívar, 2002

Support the artists: get  Pello's sheet music for bata, Flor Amalia's script, and Gloria Rolando's films. This is legal trade that benefits these artists.

Susana Arenas Pedroso, a Matancera formerly with Raices Profunda, is giving dance classes in the Bay Area.  
Expert Afrocuba de Matanzas percussionist Ramon "Sandy" Garcia has moved to the Bay Area and is also giving classes.

Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo de la Música (CIDMUC) has a great atlas of Cuban music: Atlas de los Instrumentos Folklórico-Popular de Cuba. See also Olavo Alen's History of the Congas.

Numerous dancers and percussionists from Cuba are teaching in the US and Europe, listed under Workshops.

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Our News page has Cuba NewsCuban Cultural News, Cuba Travel News, and  Cuba: Race & Identity in the News --  updated  with articles from Cuban and foreign media. We also track news from Venezuela, Colombia, and Haiti.

José Martí i Rasismo - su Bishita na Kórzou, Eugene Godfried. Papiamentu version of José Martí and Racism: His Visit to Curaçao, 11/05

Artist Elio Rodriguez has a new exhibit opening at Havana's Galeria 23 y 12 on 11/22/05 lasting to Jan '06

Musicologist and historian Eugene Godfried on Africa Kabisa Radio, Boston,  live & on the Internet, 4 shows in Oct 05, Internet archive.

José Leonardo Chirino - Josef Caridad Gonzales, African Venezuelan Fighters of the 1795 Revolution, by Eugène Godfried, 10/05

José Leonardo Chirino y Josef Caridad Gonzales, Luchadores africanos venezuelanos de la gran revolucion de 1795, por Eugène Godfried, 10/05  José Leonardo Chirino Et Josef Caridad Gonzales, Chefs africains venezuelens de la revolution libertaire de 1795, de Eugène Godfried, 10/05  

La Visión Imponderable de Marta, la Doméstica, 9/ 2005 Tomás Gonzalez Pérez reviews Pedro Perez Sarduy's novel "Las Criadas de la Habana"

Gloria Rolando entrevisada por Yesenia Fernandez Selier, 3/05

Gabriel de la Concepción Valdés – Plácido 9/05 by Eugène Godfried (in English)

FolkCuba 7/05 - Classes with the internationally acclaimed Conjunto Foklorico Nacional de Cuba in Havana.

Kiba Kreyol '05 International Festival
7/23/05 to 7/25/05, Havana - Haitians in Cuba.

Meet Carlos Rosero, Process of Black Communities in Colombia (PCN), Dorchester, MA 6/23/05

Under the Radar - A Survey of Afro-Cuban Music  premiers at the Chicago Latino Film Festival, 4/8/05

Ysidro Valor teaches song, percussion in Portland, OR. 

Hub hops to Cuban beats of Paredes, 6/3/05

Guillermón Moncada and the Defeat of ‘Rancheador’- Slavehunter - Miguel Pérez Céspedes of Guantánamo by Eugène Godfried, 5/05 Guillermón Moncada: Vencedor del Rancheador Miguel Pérez Céspedes de Guantánamo, 5/05

Percussionist and dancer, Ramon Marquez and Adrian Limonta, members of Ballet Folklorico Cutumba, to give workshops in Montreal, 7/92 to 8/3/05

La Masacre De 1812: José Aponte Y Ubarra - El Viejo Problema Racial En Cuba, 5/05,   The Massacre of 1812: José Aponte y Ubarra - Longstanding Racial Problems In Cuba by Eugène Godfried:

Dialogue with Magdalena Cantillo Frometa: on Mariana Grajales Coello, “Mother of the Cuban Nation,” 4/15/05 by Eugène Godfried.

Dialogo Con Magdalena Cantillo Frometa Sobre Mariana Grajales Coello “Madre De La Patría Cubana,” 4/15/05 by Eugène Godfried.

Efiks of Cuba Write Obong of Calabar: We're coming home, Chronicle of Calabar, 2/05.

Domino Sugar workers against the Fanjuls, 2/05

Carlos Aldama, past director of the Conjunto Folklorico Nacional and Omo Aña, gives lessons in Bay Area

Curaçao journalist Eugene Godfried seriously ill in Havana. Funds being raised to support him, 2/05. 

Dialogue In Santiago De Cuba With Joel Mourlot Mercaderes On Antonio Maceo Y Grajales “Freedom Worker” by Eugène Godfried, 11/04

Dialogo En Santiago De Cuba Con Joel Mourlot Mercaderes: Antonio Maceo y Grajales, de Eugène Godfried, 11/04

La Maya y la Masacre de 1912: Eugène Godfried En Dialogo Con Maritza Elias, 11/04 

Teresa de la Caridad Doval Page and her books, "A Girl Like Che" and Las Posesas de la Havana, 9/04

Cuban Popular Music: Renewal Efforts From Above, by Eugène Godfried, 9/04

The African Cuban Diaspora’s Cultural Shelters and Their Sudden Disappearance in 1959, by Eugène Godfried, 8/04

Dialogue with Juan Cruz, Past President, ‘Marianao Club Social’ - La Havana, by Eugène Godfried, 8/6/04

Dialogue with Founding Leaders of Guantanamo’s Social Club ‘La Nueva Era’ by Eugène Godfried, 8/6/04

La Protesta de Baragua: Culture and Popular Music Have the Last Word -- They Say What the Official Culture Can’t, 8/3/04, by Eugène Godfried

Alto Songo -  Son in popular culture and history: resistance and liberation, by Eugène Godfried, 7/04

José Martí y el Racismo: Su Visita a Curazao, by Eugène Godfried, 7/04. English version at José Martí and Racism: His Visit to Curaçao.

Maroons and Palenques in Guantanamo Province - Eugène Godfried interviews Diego Bosch Ferrer, historian and Director of Cultural Patrimony, Guantánamo Province, 7/04

Marcus Mosiah Garvey and Cuba by Eugène Godfried, 6/04

The Missing Cuban Musicians, a 34 page report on Bush's Cuban music ban, by Ned Sublette and immigration attorney Bill Martinez, Cuba Research & Analysis Group, 6/24/04

Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo, 6/04: Ned Sublette's powerful new book on the history of Cuban music to 1952, now published.

Images of the Caribbean in Havana premiers a new film directed by Gloria Rolando, "Nosotros y el Jazz" - Havana youths in the 40's make friends around US jazz culture, 2/12/04

Interview with Harry Belafonte on Cuba, 10/25/03 by Sandra Levinson 

La Santería en el ámbito social cubano. Awo Òrúnmìlà Ògúndá Ìwòrì. Víctor Betancourt Omolófaoró y Yesenia Selier Crespo, Ifa Iranlowo, la Habana, 10/5/03 

Bata y Bembe de Matanzas I: La presentación de un Iyawo de Chango: new CD from 6/8 Media.

Los Muñequitos' Ricardo Cané obituary - obituario, 6/10/03

Conjunto Folklórico Nacional  plays every Saturday in Havana.  We have their  3 page spread in Cuba Internacional, 10/02. See also a report on their presentation at the Biennal de Dance, Lyon, France 9/02.

More Than Black: Afro-Cubans in Tampa by Susan Greenbaum: the story of Sociedad La Union Martí - Maceo.

Judith Bettelheim's CUBAN FESTIVALS: A Century of Afro-Cuban Culture now out, with translation of Ortiz's "The Afro-Cuban Festival Day of the Kings"

The poet El Ambia and Soy Todo, "I am all that" - Pedro Perez Sarduy, 9/01

Nigerian Efiks and Cuban Abakuá re-unite in New York
, 8/01

Cuba en una perspectiva caribeña,  Eugenio Godfried, 8/01

Pedro Perez -Sarduy on the rap group Orisha: Marginalization and Representation in Afro-Cuban Hip-Hop, 8/01

Radio Havana's Eugene Godfried questions Fidel advisors' role on racial issues: Reflections On Race And The Status Of People Of African Descent In Revolutionary Cuba, 2/01

Assata Poster
Assata Shakur poster
with Askia Touré's poem "Palenque Queen by Habana's Shores" now available, as are some books by Askia.

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